Mr. Speaker, I have asked members of the House to wait until we table the paper before they begin making judgments on the various propositions.
However I can tell the hon. member very clearly that the issue of child poverty is a very central concern of the government. It will be seriously addressed in the discussion paper. We will use that occasion to engage Canadians from one end of the country to the other in a major debate on how we can better mobilize resources to put an end to child poverty by the end of this century.
It is a commitment this party made when it was in opposition. It is a commitment we make as a government to begin to bring Canadians forward on a serious debate about how we can deal with the problem of children and their parents.
I would ask the hon. member to use her best offices as a member of that party to provide a constructive and positive contribution to that debate.